We did this about seven months ago but it's time to do it again. As Bloody Elbow gets bigger, the constant need for more Five-0 is apparent. You seen these trolls lately? It's like they're on TRT or something. Our current team of moderators has the best ban gif game on all the interwebs, and if you play your cards right you could become one of them. That sounds cool, right?
Here's what you get out of becoming a Bloody Elbow moderator :
- The community will see you've gone all corporate and will turn on you. But it's fun because you can ban them for doing it!
- You will be compensated with zero dollars and you might even be forced to pay some of our operating costs. Instead, you will receive about 100 emails a day about nothing in particular. BUT you will earn the love and adulation of one Katie W.
- You get to see the inner workings of BE - how lame were Mookie's jokes this morning? Did Brenda wake up in his yard with no shoes again? Has Damon made a gif about cereal this week? Has Iain Kidd learned how to speak real English yet? How many commenters said something really stupid in the last 24 hours?
- This is the serious one (sort of) - if you're actually interested in becoming a writer here, a great way to go about it is to join the team as a moderator. Many of our current writers - Chris, Patrick, even myself among them - started out as mods. If your dream is to write about MMA and receive the derision of thousands along with many hate-fueled emails and tweets, this is your door into that world.
So, that's about it. Post a comment if you're willing to step up. You might get many recs and have a bunch of people back you for the job. You might get seven LOL's and three flags too. That'd be a kick in the ass.
Anyway, get to it folks. It's Friday and I have beer to drink so leave me alone.